Tag Archives: Accreditation

The predatory Art School

The predatory Art School

It’s no secret that the for-profit schools are doing the most harm to human beings via student loans…it’s such common knowledge that they are shedding students quickly, many have lost half or more of their students or shut down in the last five years. Now, the only reason these schools gained such infamy is our […] … learn more→

Armed with better data, will Accreditors finally have to act?

Armed with better data, will Accreditors finally have to act?

Twice a year, a body of accreditation experts known as NACIQI–the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity–gathers in a windowless conference space to debate the finer points of accreditation. And for the last two years, NACIQI members have come prepared with data on student outcomes to ask accreditors why some of their institutions […] … learn more→

A play-by-play of Charlotte School of Law’s closure -Pt 2

A play-by-play of Charlotte School of Law’s closure -Pt 2

Earlier this month, Charlotte School of Law (CSL), a for-profit law school, finally shuttered its doors, leaving students with few options and tens of thousands of dollars in debt apiece. The closure came after months of the school’s tangling with its accreditor, the Department of Education, and the UNC Board of Governors, which grants its […] … learn more→

A play-by-play of Charlotte School of Law’s closure -Pt 1

A play-by-play of Charlotte School of Law’s closure -Pt 1

Charlotte School of Law’s (CSL) closure could hardly have come as a shock to those watching closely, given that it spent most of the last year fighting for its life. But earlier this month, CSL’s license to operate was finally revoked and the school announced it would, at last, close its doors. From the top, […] … learn more→

ITT and Corinthian: Ending the scams

ITT and Corinthian: Ending the scams

After trying to fight the government, ITT tech has been forced to shut its doors. This is the second big for-profit school to be effectively shut down by the government recently. There’s much wailing about all the students displaced, all the people put out of work by this…but there’s more to the story than just […] … learn more→

Student debt 2030: 17 Trillion!

Student debt 2030: 17 Trillion!

Projections of the future are always fun. My own crystal ball is pretty cloudy, and I don’t dare put dates on what predictions I make…I can figure out the inevitable, but I’ve no skill at determining the imminent. Faculty: “How is this course accredited?” –I heard so many faculty say something like this, that I […] … learn more→

The NFL and Accreditation

The NFL and Accreditation

“We exist explicitly to rip off students as brutally as possible and we will deliberately provide no education in any form.” –this could be the corporate model and official slogan of many schools, and accreditation would have no problem at all with it, as per their written policies. It’s been a while since I’ve talked […] … learn more→

Accreditation reformers propose a model of their own

Accreditation reformers propose a model of their own

Amid all the talk about fixing accreditation, a new education consultancy based in Silicon Valley is proposing a new model for assessing educational quality. The model, from Entangled Solutions, calls for evaluating traditional institutions and other education providers based on students’ opinions of the programs once they’ve left, and on “valid, reliable, and appropriate” tests […] … learn more→

Dept of Education: Accreditors clueless

Time and again I’ve pointed out how accreditation has been taken over by the same bloated and overpaid administration that’s destroying higher education. One of the biggest signs of this is the dwindling faculty on campus; although the student base of many of our universities and colleges has doubled, and doubled again, full time faculty […] … learn more→

Plundered school struggles to survive

Across the country, an untouchable caste of administrators is bent on plundering our institutions of higher education, grabbing every penny while everyone else involved in the institution looks on in despair. The gentle reader might believe I overuse the word “untouchable,” but I want to once again demonstrate it really is the most accurate word […] … learn more→